Trunks being taken aboard Titanic. But is it REALLY Titanic?


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So recently, I've lost about 50% of my Titanic files on my computer, besides my wreck folder somehow. I was rebuilding my pictures of pre-sinking photos, so I was looking around, and Time.com has this picture
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its described as Trunks being carried aboard the Titanic on April 11th. but there's several issues with this.

1. the davits. Titanic's davits don't look like this, and don't stay on the outside, facing inward

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the famous photograph of Titanic's Lifeboats (I think)
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2. the highest point you could get as a passenger, that you were allowed to go, would be the Aft end of A-Deck. But this seems to be higher than the top deck.
3. Titanic had a teak handrail at the top of the railing, right?
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This ship is missing that as well.
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I wonder what ship this really is. Sort of reminds me of the Oceanic, the davits are similar
 
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So recently, I've lost about 50% of my Titanic files on my computer, besides my wreck folder somehow. I was rebuilding my pictures of pre-sinking photos, so I was looking around, and Time.com has this picture
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its described as Trunks being carried aboard the Titanic on April 11th. but there's several issues with this.

1. the davits. Titanic's davits don't look like this, and don't stay on the outside, facing inward

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the famous photograph of Titanic's Lifeboats (I think)
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2. the highest point you could get as a passenger, that you were allowed to go, would be the Aft end of A-Deck. But this seems to be higher than the top deck.
3. Titanic had a teak handrail at the top of the railing, right?
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This ship is missing that as well.
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I wonder what ship this really is. Sort of reminds me of the Oceanic, the davits are similar
The davits are on the Tender, Cam. If you could see the ones in your picture they would look (VERY ROUGHLY) like this
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The davits are on the Tender, Cam. If you could see the ones in your picture they would look (VERY ROUGHLY) like this
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Ohhhh! Is this the tender America? And that davit makes sense, since they were swung out partially for Second Class Passengers to have more room

this Tender along side Titanic when she was at Queenstown
(Francis Browne, Queenstown, April 11th, 1912)
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If it is Titanic, do you know where it is taken? I can't make it out at all. its just that missing teak handrail that bothers me, if its for sure Titanic, she should have it atop the railing
 

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Ohhhh! Is this the tender America? And that davit makes sense, since they were swung out partially for Second Class Passengers to have more room

this Tender along side Titanic when she was at Queenstown
(Francis Browne, Queenstown, April 11th, 1912)
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If it is Titanic, do you know where it is taken? I can't make it out at all. its just that missing teak handrail that bothers me, if its for sure Titanic, she should have it atop the railing
It looks like the same photograph but taken from thr opposite end of the boat deck.
A single mast paddle steamer with a single raked funnel and a forward wheelhouse just behind the mast. You can see men standing on the paddle boxes on the side.
 
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It looks like the same photograph but taken from thr opposite end of the boat deck.
A single mast paddle steamer with a single raked funnel and a forward wheelhouse just behind the mast. You can see men standing on the paddle boxes on the side.
Alrighty, thanks Jim

Looking at the picture, it looks like the top railing is thicker and darker, so that's maybe the teak handrail.

Where do you think this is taken, because it looks like the photograph is taken higher then the boat deck. Unless he climbed the rigging of the Aft mast, or something
 

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It is the Titanic, Cam. If you zoom in on the lifeboat, to the right of the lady, you can see the name " SS Titanic" on it , th Number 8 and the boat reg, No.

As for the tender, it is the America. See on this site "A tender named America" by Senan Maloney
 

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It is the Titanic, Cam. If you zoom in on the lifeboat, to the right of the lady, you can see the name " SS Titanic" on it , th Number 8 and the boat reg, No.

As for the tender, it is the America. See on this site "A tender named America" by Senan Maloney
I think Cam is referring to the one at the top of the page.
 
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I'm sorry Jim, but I'm with Ioannis on this one
I got the pictures mixed up. Ioannis is correct. Your picture is of the port side of a boat deck. In it, an aft-facing deck rail extends out to the ship side. at the stern of a lifeboat. Now look at this picture: Teak top rail so not Titanic
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However, I am not clear where you say the radial davits are. could you point to them with a white arrow? Meantime, perhaps this is what we are seeing?
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The tender in the picture is certainly the America and she had radial lifeboat davits on each side of her paddle box as the wrong and correct pictures show.
 
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I got the pictures mixed up. Ioannis is correct. Your picture is of the port side of a boat deck. In it, an aft-facing deck rail extends out to the ship side. at the stern of a lifeboat. Now look at this picture: Teak top rail so not Titanic
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However, I am not clear where you say the radial davits are. could you point to them with a white arrow? Meantime, perhaps this is what we are seeing?
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The tender in the picture is certainly the America and she had radial lifeboat davits on each side of her paddle box as the wrong and correct pictures show.
that's ok, misunderstandings happen :)

that's what I said too, about the teak handrail

and sure!
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